The teenager Max Cartwright misses her mother Amanda Cartwright, who died three years ago in a car accident. Amanda was a horror movies actress that has become famous because of her character Nancy in the cult slasher film "Camp Bloodbath 1 & 2". Max is invited by her friend Duncan, who is the brother of her best friend Gertie Michaels, to participate in the lecture in the end of the session of "Camp Bloodbath 1 & 2" promoted by the fans in the movie theater. Max meets the handsome Chris Briggs, who has broken up with his girlfriend Vicki Summers, and they stay together. Out of the blue, there is a fire in the theater and Max, Chris, Duncan, Gertie and Vicki try to escape through the screen. But soon they find that they are trapped in "Camp Bloodbath 1" with the characters Nancy, Kurt, Tina and Paula in the summer camp. Further, the serial-killer Billy Murphy is hunting them down.